jueves, 12 de mayo de 2016

James McCartney : New Album and New US Tour





thelosangelesbeat.com
Reviewed: The Blackberry Train By James McCartney
by Ivor Levene
Posted on May 5, 2016

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James McCartney’s new album The Blackberry Train is set to drop tomorrow, May 6th. The album opens with the brightly lit “Too Hard”; the track is anything but too hard. A melodic feel-good rocker, it’s a great opening to the album, grooving along, with a bit of an edgy guitar riff dropped right in the middle. James says about the opening track: “I wrote it in L.A, and tried to infuse it with a country feel to really bring out that desperation, and the idea of trying too hard. Dhani Harrison came into the studio and we both collaborated on the guitar solo in the song.” You can view the video and hear the track here:



A great follow-up to James’ debut album Me, the album has a bit of a harder edge, but continues in the overall feel of the first album. “It’s all been an evolution,” James says. “This set of songs definitely has a harder edge, but it’s a continuation of the last album. The main thing for me is to not conform or compromise.”

The aptly named track “Waterfall” was inspired by memories of his mother. After you listen to the track the second time, if you know the story, you will be moved by the lyrics.

At times both edgy and melodic, the music has a bit of a psychedelic feel, blending indie-rock, alt-rock, feel-good music, and just plain old good melodies and catchy-as-hell hooks.



Some of the material from the album had been debuted in London in late 2015 where he played to a sold-out audience three nights running. Now he is set to embark on a tour in support of the album starting May 10th in San Juan Capistrano at The Coach House. The tour will take him through twenty-five states in just over six weeks, a grueling schedule for any artist. He’s built up a loyal and devoted following through his tours, having gone through the US, UK, and Europe.

His music has been lauded by Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The Daily News, and it’s clear he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. This train is running at full steam. For full tour information, visit Tour Dates  .




The Blackberry Train Track Listing:

Too Hard
Unicorn
Waterfall
Paralysis
Ballerina
Peyote Coyote
Fantasy
Alice
Ring a Ring O’Roses
Prayer
Peace and Stillness

The album is available now on iTunes: The Blackberry Train 





















www.jamesmccartney.com

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Critically acclaimed singer and songwriter James McCartney will embark on his second ever US tour in May and June of this year, to support his new record, The Blackberry Train. Kicking off the tour on May 10th in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. James will bring his songs to fans across the country, stopping in Eugene, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; Idaho Falls, Idaho; Tucson, Arizona; Dallas, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee and other cities. For more information & to buy tickets click here.

THE COACH HOUSE, SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA
Date: May 10 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA

ALEX’S BAR, LONG BEACH, CA
Date: May 11 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Alex's Bar Long Beach, CA

FULTON 55, FRESNO, CA
Date: May 12 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Fulton 55, Fresno, CA

HOLLAND PROJECT, RENO NV
Date: May 13 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Holland Project, Reno NV

NECK OF THE WOODS, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Date: May 14 2016
Start Time: Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 9:00 PM
VENUE
Neck Of The Woods, San Francisco, CA

BLUE LAMP LOUNGE, SACRAMENTO, CA
Date: May 15 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Blue Lamp Lounge, Sacramento, CA

WOW HALL, EUGENE, OR
Date: May 17 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
WOW Hall, Eugene, OR

MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS, PORTLAND, OR
Date: May 18 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR

HIGH DIVE, SEATTLE, WA
Date: May 19 2016
Start Time: Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
VENUE
High Dive, Seattle, WA

THE BARTLETT, SPOKANE, WA
Date: May 20 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
The Bartlett, Spokane, WA

METRO BAR, SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Date: May 23 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM
VENUE
Metro Bar SLC 615 W 100 S Salt Lake City, UT

HOUSE OF BLUES (COURTYARD), LAS VEGAS, NV
Date: May 25 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
House Of Blues (Courtyard), Las Vegas, NV

LAST EXIT LIVE, PHOENIX, AZ
Date: May 26 2016
Start Time: Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 9:00 PM
VENUE
Last Exit Live, Phoenix, AZ

CLUB CONGRESS, TUCSON, AZ
Date: May 27 2016
Start Time: Doors: 7:00 PM (ends at 10:00 PM)
VENUE
Club Congress, Tucson, AZ

MESA MUSIC HALL, EL PASO, TX
Date: May 28 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Mesa Music Hall, El Paso, TX

AGAVE SPORTS BAR, ABILENE, TX
Date: May 29 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Agave Sports Bar, Abilene, TX

THE BLUE LIGHT LIVE, LUBBOCK, TX
Date: May 31 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
The Blue Light Live, Lubbock, TX

SUNDOWN AT GRANADA, DALLAS, TX
Date: June 1 2016
Start Time: Doors: 10:00 PM Show: 10:30 PM
VENUE
Sundown at Granada 3520 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX

HI TONE, MEMPHIS, TM
Date: June 2 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Hi Tone, Memphis, TM

THE BOOTLEG, ST LOUIS, MO
Date: June 3 2016
Start Time: Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM
VENUE
The bootleg, St Louis, MO

THE NEW VINTAGE, LOUISVILLE, KY
Date: June 4 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
The New Vintage, Louisville, KY

OPEN CHORD, KNOXVILLE, TN
Date: June 5 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Open Chord, Knoxville, TN

THE FOUNDRY, ATHENS, GA
Date: June 6 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
The Foundry, Athens, GA

THE ALTAMONT THEATRE – ASHEVILLE, NC
Date: June 7 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
The Altamont Theatre – Asheville, NC

LOCAL 506, CHAPEL HILL, NC
Date: June 8 2016
Start Time: Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 9:00 PM
VENUE
Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC

JAMMIN JAVA, VIENNA, VA
Date: June 9 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Jammin¹ Java, Vienna, VA

WORLD CAFÉ LIVE AT THE QUEEN, WILMINGTON, DE
Date: June 10 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
World Café Live At The Queen, Wilmington, DE

THE SAINT, ASBURY PARK, NJ
Date: June 11 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
The Saint, Asbury Park, NJ

THE BALLROOM AT THE OUTER SPACE, HAMDEN, CT
Date: June 12 2016
Start Time: Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM
VENUE
The Ballroom At The Outer Space, Hamden, CT

CLUB HELSINKI, HUDSON, NY
Date: June 13 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Club Helsinki, Hudson, NY

CLUB CAFÉ, PITTSBURGH, PA
Date: June 15 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Doors)
VENUE
Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA

RUMBA CAFÉ, COLUMBUS, OH
Date: June 16 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Rumba café, Columbus, OH

SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL, NEWPORT, KY
Date: June 17 2016
Start Time: Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 9:00 PM
VENUE
Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY

WHITE RABBIT CABARET, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Date: June 18 2016
Start Time: Doors: 8:00 PM Show: 9:00 PM
VENUE
White Rabbit Cabaret, Indianapolis, IN

PJ’S LAGER HOUSE – DETROIT , MI
Date: June 19 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM
VENUE
PJ’s Lager House - Detroit , MI

BLIND PIG, ANN ARBOR, MI
Date: June 20 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI

SCHUBA’S, CHICAGO, IL
Date: June 21 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Schuba's, Chicago, IL

SHANK HALL, MILWAUKEE, WI
Date: June 22 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI

THE BRASS RAIL – FORT WAYNE, IN
Date: June 23 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
The Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN

THE MILL, IOWA CITY, IA
Date: June 24 2016
Start Time: 8:00pm CDT
VENUE
The Mill, Iowa City, IA

VAUDEVILLE MEWS, DES MOINES, IA
Date: June 25 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA

REVERB LOUNGE, OMAHA, NE
Date: June 26 2016
Start Time: 8:00 PM
VENUE
Reverb Lounge, Omaha, NE

VEGA, LINCOLN, NE
Date: June 27 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
Vega, Lincoln, NE

THE BLUE DOOR – OKLAHOMA, OK
Date: June 28 2016
Start Time: TBC
VENUE
The Blue Door – Oklahoma, OK




twitter.com/laurabarrettuk

So excited to finally see my artwork in print for the new @JamesMcCartney_ album, The Blackberry Train 








www.dailynews.com
James McCartney visits Alex’s Bar in Long Beach
By Richard Guzman
POSTED: 05/10/16

INDIO, CA - APRIL 12:  Musician James McCartney poses backstage during day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2013 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Musician James McCartney poses backstage during day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella) 

If that guy on stage at Alex’s Bar playing some really good alt-rock and psychedelic music looks really familiar, yet you can’t quite put your finger on it, you’re probably thinking of his dad.

James McCartney, son of Paul – yes of The Beatles – is carrying on the family tradition as he performs at the Long Beach bar on May 11.

James McCartney, who performed a short acoustic set at Coachella back in 2013 four years after his father headlined the festival, is touring in support of his latest album “The Blackberry Train,” released on May 6. The 11-song album includes the first single “Too Hard.”

“I wrote it in L.A, and tried to infuse it with a country feel to really bring out that desperation, and the idea of trying too hard,” McCartney said in a statement.

Alex’s Bar is at 2913 E. Anaheim St., Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $13-$15 and can be purchased at the door or at www.alexsbar.com.

Richard Guzman


INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Musician James McCartney performs onstage during day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images for Coachella) 




twitter.com/hollandproject

James McCartney is here (all the way from London) on FRIDAY! 








www.reno.com
James McCartney to play Holland Project
By Jordan Berns, Reno.com 
May 11, 2016

James McCartney, the son of the Beatles’ Paul McCartney, is making a stop May 13 at the Holland Project in Reno. Opening acts include local bands Crush and Fine Motor. The show runs from 8 to 11 p.m. May 13.

The McCartney name was made famous by the Beatles front man Sir Paul McCartney. However, the music of father and son isn't all that similar. James McCartney’s music is more alternative rock with a hint of psychedelic. His most popular song on Spotify is his rendition of “Old Man” by Neil Young, in which he turns up the tempo and adds wails from an electric guitar, which lends a modern rock sense to the song.

Opening for McCartney is Reno alternative-rock band Crush. The first video on the band’s website is called “Pretty Nothings.” The band consists of three male artists all in their early- to mid-20s. The band has played across the West Coast, opening for bands such as RAC in April 2015 and 3OH!3 in August 2014, as well as playing at Birdland Night Club in New York. In January, Crush signed a licensing agreement with Music Playground for its song “Higher.”

Casey Bell and Dan Morse started Fine Motor in Philadelphia but recently relocated to Reno. Bell and Morse have added two new members to the band, Ben Birkinbine and Chris Mays. They are still early in their careers with none of the band members doing music full time. Bell is working toward a master’s degree in creative writing, and the other band members are professors at the University of Nevada, Reno. Morse and Mays are both in the English department and bass player Ben Birkinbine is a journalism professor. The show will be Fine Motor’s first show with all four band mates, and the band will debut new music.

Tickets are on sale for $10.50 online and $12 at the door.

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James McCartney, the son of the Beatles’ Paul McCartney, is making a stop May 13 at the Holland Project in Reno.
(Photo: Handout)




twitter.com/NEVandDEV

Guess what James McCartney's new single is called?! Cool interviewing him at the "Fangtasia" #bar from #TrueBlood.








twitter.com/honiluvfleming

James McCartney. I've seen him three times now. I really like him. You should too ❤️🎤🎸#jamesmccartney #theblackberrytrain #thecoachhouse



James was very nice to sign my ticket. ❤️😊🖋 #jamesmccartney #theblackberrytrain #thecoachhouse





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